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Published 1930s ca


General Motors Research Laboratories. Very nicely photographed.
title: "John B. Kennedy reports -- Back to the days when the biggest knocker in the country lived under the hood of your car."
Man drives 1930s Chevrolet off the surface of Earth; Earth recedes out of back window; car proceeds back in time by 1928 to 1922 (good)
Engine knocking with motion-picture variable density soundtrack visible at left of frame to represent knocking visually
How Ethyl (lead) ended engine knocking
title: "Lowell Thomas reports -- This thing called temperature depends upon what you are, not where you are!"
great timelapse shot showing ice melting in reverse and forming perfect cubes that dissolve into refrigerators
drops of mercury falling onto table
portly man holding Panama hat in left hand and fanning himself with fan in right hand
CU thermometer on brick wall with temperature dropping from over 80 to minus 10 degrees. Ice forms around mortar as temperature drops
Same portly man in heavy coat
Frame splits to show his right half dressed in heavy coat, his left half in shirtsleeves fanning himself
title: "John S, Young reports -- Science removes jitters from moving parts. Shakes, Shivers and Quivers Join extinct Dodo."
POV on concrete road through windshield, showing bumping up and down
Another POV smoothing smooth ride
title: "John B. Kennedy reports -- "Looking for trouble" -- before it looks for you, is another big job in this one industry."
Proving grounds and testing
title: "The most important part of every automobile is something no manufacturer can build! As told by Edwin C. Hill."
VS Great assembly footage
Animated driver without a car moving through countryside
Animated white-line automobile modernizes over time
Great montage of General Motors workers, plants, headquarters building in Detroit


Producer Handy (Jam) Organization (unverified)
Sponsor General Motors Corporation
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2016
Subject: Don't come knockin'!
Interesting newsreel footage of automobile development but not necessarily mentioning any specific automobile. My favorite part of this was the title cards and the announcers appearing on the bottom right hand siide, great concept!
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